Oscar Nominee Janet McTeer Joins the Cast of Jessica Jones Season 2

Posted 2017/04/07 0 0

TVLine is reporting that two-time Oscar nominee Janet McTeer will be joining the second season of Netflix’s Jessica Jones series.


Two-time Oscar nominee Janet McTeer (The White Queen, Damages) has signed on to the Season 2 cast of Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Marvel offered no details about what McTeer will be playing, save that she'll have a huge impact on Jessica's life. "We couldn’t possibly be more excited to work with Ms. McTeer for our second season," enthuses series creator and executive producer Melissa Rosenberg. "Her gravitas and authenticity are the perfect ingredients for all we’re trying to create this year. She disappears into roles, gives her characters extraordinary dimension and depth. We’re incredibly fortunate to be able to collaborate with her."

Marvel’s Head of Television and Executive Producer, Jeph Loeb, added this: “We are so fortunate to have an actress of Janet’s talent and stature join what is already an incredible cast. Our second season of ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ aims to capture what audiences loved about our first, and Janet will be key to achieving that goal.”

McTeer won a Golden Globe for her work in Tumbleweeds. She also received two Oscar nominations for Tumbleweeds and Albert Nobbs, along with an Emmy nom for her role as Clementine Churchill in HBO’s Into the Storm. Her other credits include features Me Before You and Tideland, and TV series Battle Creek, The Honourable Woman, The White Queen and Damages.

Marvel’s Jessica Jones focuses on Jessica, who, after a tragic incident is enhanced with tremendous strength, and is rebuilding her personal life and career as a detective who gets pulled into cases in New York City.

No official premiere date for season 2 of Jessica Jones has been set, but we do know it'll once again for 13 episodes, and that series creator Melissa Rosenberg plans to hire all-female directors. Krysten Ritter stars as the title hero in the series and was joined in season one by Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Rachael Taylor (Trish Walker), Carrie-Anne Moss, Eka Darville, Erin Moriarty, and Wil Traval.